Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-10 07:53:53


Computer Science

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


“An Exploration of Digital Synthesis” is a comprehensive investigation into the world of digital audio and music production. The paper explores the fundamental concepts of sound synthesis, including MIDI, virtual instruments (VSTs), and the JUCE framework. The central focus of the paper is the implementation of a custom synthesizer, which serves as a case study for the practical application of digital synthesis. The paper addresses the key question of how to create a functioning synthesizer from scratch, providing detailed insights into the programming and design process. Overall, the paper represents a significant contribution to the fields of digital audio and computer science, offering a valuable resource for both musicians and software developers alike.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Michael L Collard

First Reader

Johnathan D. Kilgallin

Second Reader

Dr. Timothy W. O'Neil

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Timothy W. O'Neil

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